Segments in this Video

African Migration to Europe (03:35)


As hundreds of thousands of Africans attempt to migrate to Europe, either legally or illegally, the questions remains, "Why?" EU leaders must examine the root causes for the mass exodus of Africans to the EU.

World Poverty (04:07)

African political or economic refugees who cannot afford to flee to Europe seek refuge in neighboring countries. Efforts to relieve world poverty are not working and millions of middle-class people in the developing world have sunk into poverty.

Developing Nations and Fair Trade (02:51)

Developing countries need more opportunities for fair trade. In order for the EU to achieve greater social justice, it agreed to double the amount of aid to African countries.

Global Compact Initiative: Global Corporate Citizenship (04:17)

This segment looks at the role of Germany's private sector in providing aid to developing countries and explains how the Global Compact influences developing economies through responsible corporate citizenship.

International Peace Efforts in Colombia (03:16)

In developing countries where there is equitable access to basic necessities such as fresh water, it is less likely countries would resort to war. Peace Brigade International works in countries like Colombia to create "space for peace."

European Union (EU), Middle East Peace Process, and Morocco Reform Program (03:20)

Can the EU eradicate the root causes of massive international migration? It will be necessary to keep peace in many trouble sports around the world. This segment looks at the Middle East peace process and the relationship between Morocco and the EU.

Morocco: Bridge Between Africa and Europe (03:40)

Morocco plays a significant role in the integration of African and European cultures. As a result, the country must focus on development and education to meet the challenges of Morocco's primarily youthful population.

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Stop the Flow: Analyzing the Causes of EU Immigration

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Can Western aid to the developing world help to stem the tide of foreign workers into the EU? This program reports on European initiatives intended to improve conditions in Africa and the Middle East and thus reduce the number of job-seekers entering the European Union. With a spotlight on human rights, fair trade, the global war on poverty, the role of the private sector, and the frustrations of young unemployed foreigners, the program uses Morocco as a specific case study and also outlines the significance of the Middle East peace process. Additional insight comes from activists and businesspeople in developing countries and from Louis Michel, EU Commissioner of Development and Humanitarian Aid. (27 minutes)

Length: 27 minutes

Item#: BVL37176

ISBN: 978-1-4213-6571-8

Copyright date: ©2007

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“[This series] offers a profound examination of the political and social pressures affecting the EU. It is rigorous in its approach and gives the viewer deep insights into the EU’s challenges.... The producers have done a brilliant job in crafting a unified group of interrelated yet independently functional volumes. This fine work comes highly recommended for those with a keen interest in the European Union.”—Educational Media Reviews Online

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